Mini-Grid Funding Opportunities – December 2015

EnDev Rwanda Call for Proposals for private companies developing mini-grids in Rwanda

CLOSING SOON: December 31, 2015
In a call for proposals, EnDev Rwanda offers up to 70% subsidy and a package of technical assistance for investments in privately owned and operated mini-grids of 5 to 100 kW installed capacity. For more information and detailed project proposal templates, please visit the website or contact

WISIONS Sustainability Energy Project Support (SEPS) Call for Proposals in Latin America and the Caribbean

CLOSING SOON: December 21, 2015
This call focuses on the introduction of small-scale renewable energy technologies and knowledge exchange in Latin America and the Caribbean. Further information on the call and applications process is available here and the selection criteria are available here. Please note application forms and further documents have to be submitted in English. Applications written in Spanish will not be considered. For further information, email

Promotion of Renewable Energy in Mozambique

Bidding Documents Available in December
The Government of Mozambique has received a grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) managed by the African Development Bank to strengthen and improve the enabling environment for private investments in the country’s promising renewable energy sector.

Solar-PV Mini-grid Tenders in Madagascar

Tender Launched in December
The Government of Madagascar will award concessions for the duration of 15-25 years to eligible mini-grid projects. A solar-PV tender (hybridization of diesel networks) is expected to be launched December 2015, adding 50 MW to the countries installed capacity. Support towards the successful planning and implementation of the tenders and awarding of concessions is provided by GIZ. For further information, please visit the website or contact

Applications open for the 2016 C3E Awards

Deadline: January 8, 2016
The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognize rising American women (citizens or permanent residents) working to advance clean, renewable sources of energy, related technologies, or clean energy policy. Each winner will receive $8,000 and national recognition. Winners of the 5th Annual C3E Awards will be announced at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in 2016.

Applications are now open for the Wazo prize

Deadline: February 7, 2016
The Wazo prize is an innovation prize competition to make climate information more useable for poor and vulnerable communities in Kenya. The prize, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), will award cash prizes to entrepreneurs and innovators developing new solutions to use climate information in a way that helps vulnerable individuals, households and communities in Kenya better tackle climate uncertainty and risk. The competition is open to individuals and organizations able to demonstrate how their idea can make a positive impact in Kenya. In March 2016, the top fifteen ideas will be awarded cash prizes.

IRENA/ADFD Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

Deadline: February 15, 2016
IRENA and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have collaborated to offer concessional loans worth USD 350 million over seven annual funding cycles to promising renewable energy projects in developing countries. *Applicants must be a member of IRENA